Sunday, 30 December 2012


"EVERYDAY I PRAY IT IS'NT HIM" writes Joanna, a medic on the front line.  Her boyfriend is also serving on the front line in Afghanistan with 3 PARA (3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment).  'Op Minimise' is when a soldier has been killed and the military stop all communications with home until families have been told.

Monday, 3 December 2012


In this story a soldier writes about 'Op Massive' - staying fit and working out.  His training partner is injured during an operation.  Black humour is used to good effect.  Names have been covered to protect the identity of the injured.

Saturday, 1 December 2012


Three paratroopers from 3 PARA Patrols write their story of a reconnaissance, finding a massive IED, a contact with the Taliban and getting back to their Check Point for brews (cups of tea)...